With the objective of revitalizing residential areas, the City of Dorval recently adopted a new by-law to implement the Rénovation Québec program for residences with cracked foundations, which includes new measures allowing for the improvement of the quality of buildings.
In cooperation with the Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ), the assistance program aims to help owners of eligible buildings whose foundations have cracks due to their subsidence.
The grant awarded is equivalent to two-thirds of the cost of eligible work, up to a maximum of $12,500. The total cost of eligible work must be at least $7,500 per building. Eligible projects are those that are necessary to restore the foundations and correct other building components that have been damaged by movement of the foundations. The causes must be linked to the condition of the soil and not a construction defect or failure.
For details on the program, visit www.city.dorval.qc.ca (type “cracking” in the engine box). You can also call the Urban Planning Department at 514 633-4125.